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Breath-taking views, the dissent is pleasant, however the return up is pretty strenuous.

Amazing views. Start early (6am) in August and bring water.

I'm not going to beat a dead horse here but for those of you that are not in shape are overweight and don't do a lot of hiking this is not the hike for you because I'm the poster boy for those three categories and it kicked my rear end today. I'm 5 6 230 lb and I'm an equipment operator and lazy so I don't get much exercise at all. it killed me on the way up just saying

Short hike but a really great one :-)

Did this one in August 2015. Brutally hot weather, but otherwise great hiking conditions.

The hike up to "base camp" was spectacular - beautifully maintained trails, pleasant elevation gain, and uninterrupted views of the canyon. I would recommend that first leg of the hike to most anybody.

The actual Angel's Landing climb is a completely different beast. Between the heat, the treacherous drop-offs, and the altitude, it was an intense hour or so. The view from the point, though, is fantastic - panoramic views of the canyon and its technicolored rock walls complimented by a dozen or so California Condors circling overhead.

A very memorable experience, and a worthy member of the hiker's hall of fame.

Is this open yet? I am surprised to see comments from people even this week

Great hike!!! If you want to challenge yourself further, go down to Skeleton Point and back, it should take an extra 2 hours.

Other worldly!

This is my favorite hike in the valley. It is a good challenge and you can also backpack on top flatiron.

Mentally tough but rewarding hike.

Hard hike but worth every minute!

5 days ago

i love this hike. not for non hikers.

We did the walk from 4pm to 6pm. Amazing surroundings with distinctively variety of views of hoodoos.

People are insanely unprepared for this hike. Energy levels are showing way to low and the main hike to the top hasn't even started. The chains are a huge help, but this isn't for the average "walker" or tourist in a pair of snickers. You must be prepared for this, hydrated and the proper footwear. Seriously people! no more near misses- this trail will close permanently

This s one of my favorite hikes of all time!! I've done it several times. Incredible!!!!!I would recommend going early in the morning ( at least in the summer) the sun can be pretty brutal.

Gorgeous views and a nice cardio if pick up your pace. There are a lot of mules that pass through here, so the steps are sunken in and there is poo every now & again.
There's no way I'd recommend this trail during peak season or a weekend - too many people would make for an annoying hike.

Epic views. I'm afraid of heights, so the top of this trail unnerved me a bit because of the drop offs. But I focused on my feet, took one step at a time and made it down. It's a great cardio. And, I mean...the views...ridiculous.
If you're not a hiker, be mindful of how far down you go. Unlike most hikes, reversing the trail back to the top can be a slow trip. But if you're a cardio person, hike fairly regularly, you'll be ok.

Fantastic trail. Remember to stay night over in your sleeping bag

Not much more to say than what has said in the reviews already. We got in to Flagstaff the night before (from NC) and had little time to adjust to the elevation (or the heat). We packed plenty of water (thankfully) and needed our trekking poles for the switchbacks on the way up. We're all relatively fit and active, so this wasn't too hard on the body, but the knees took a beating.

You'll find solitude at Skeleton Point if you hit the trail before 7 - we were the only ones there when we reached at about 8:30. On the way back up, we met throngs of 'tourists' who plunged into the canyon with fervor and little hiking savvy - jean shorts, a single bottle of water and cameras slung around their necks. Very global groups, too. Plenty of languages were echoing on the trail.

The scenery is second-to-none. You will never see something as expansive as this canyon, and the experience is breathtaking. We chose the South Kaibab route because it 1) is less traveled than the Bright Angel and 2), is shaded on the way up, past Ohh Ahh Point (at least before noon).

The trek gave me inspiration to someday take it to the bottom, or possibly a rim-to-rim.

It's funny to hike with chains in the hand, but don't too worry about the danger. Just be careful. Actually the most difficult part is before reaching the cliff, as it's very steep. When you hike with chains, you always need to stop to wait for others in the opposite direction, so will not be very tired.

You practically have to do this trail only because the shuttles dump you off almost on it; and, the view has you looking down into the hoodoos.Plus, the perspective is particularly good if you're going to continue to walk down into the valley.
This trail is ideal for families - not too hard, not too much grade, and short.

Beautiful scenery all the way. Great shot of the river just beyond the “skeleton” sign. Well worth the uphill and switchbacks you’ll face on the way back. Return Hike is completely exposed to early morning sun until you pass ooh-ahh point.

Hike was great and trail well marked. Definitely remember it is an impacted 26 mile venture from the turn off. You will encounter a few deep perpendicular ruts as well as pockets of loose sand along the way. Be careful as a tow truck runs up to a $1000 according to the clerk at the nearest convenience store. Trail well worth the effort.

Very nice walk. Just be careful of all the horse or donky shit everywhere.. And that stuff stinks (when your hot, and gasping for air none the less). -1 star for that.. Otherwise beautiful. Great 2.5h round trip for us.

Beautiful hike! Incredible views. It’s not the easiest hike on the way back up but definitely worth it.

Great hike. I didn’t do the chains but my girlfriend did and loved it. Even the hike up to the plateau at the top is worth it though. Go early to avoid crowds.

One of the best, most iconic hikes in the country. Hope it opens up again soon.

12 days ago

Definitely not easy on the way back up but beautiful!

Challenging but fun hike. Go early to beat the heat. View at the top is amazing.

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